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Rahm Wants to Know: How Am I Doing?

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to know what you think of him so far as a mayor. So he's asking.

    The Emanuel political operation commissioned a Greenberg, Quinlan, Rosner Research telephone poll to take the temperature on a number of issues facing the city, and to gauge voter support, according to the Sun Times

    Among the questions were some that asked about Emanuel's job performance. Respondants are asked to agree or disagree with tis statement:

    “Rahm Emanuel has been a disappointment as mayor so far and is no better than Mayor Daley.”

    The poll also asks voters to give Emanuel a grade between 1-100 on how he has managed his first few months in office.

    It's not uncommon for politicians to employ polling to get a sense of their footing. Richard Daley used the same service.

    But Emanuel's poll is extensive.

    Pollsters also ask for grades on Emanuel's rivals, colleagues and appointees, such as Alderman Ed Burke, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, Chicago Schoools CEO Jean Claude Brizard,  and Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, among others.

    The survey extends by taking the public's temperature on some Emanuel intiatives, such as outsourcing garbage collection, cutting economic development funds, trimming administrative jobs at the Fire Department, Police Department and office of Emergency Management, and more.

    Read about more of the questions in the Sun-Times' report.

    Give the Mayor your own Grade here using our Facebook poll.